This project's funding goal was not reached on September 14, 2014.
About this project
If you aren't sure whether to buy a regular desk, standing desk, gaming desk, sit-to-stand desk or a treadmill desk would you like to consider a desk that meets all of these requirements and is ready to change when you are?
I would like to introduce you to the TrekDesk II, the first multi-purpose desk combination with some very unique productivity features built in:
TrekDesk II's design is more multi-functional and utilitarian ("the Swiss Army Knife of Desks") than any desk on the market today.
It is the perfect productivity tool for keeping you active, healthy, happy, and alert - without requiring any extra motivation or additional time out of your day. Whether you currently need a motion desk, standing desk, sit to stand desk or a regular desk TrekDesk II will fill your needs now and as they change in the future.
As successful as our original TrekDesk has been I am here now to ask your help in manufacturing our new offering, the TrekDesk II, here in the United States.
Many of you have already decided that your relationship with the chair has to end but are undecided as to whether you need a standing desk, a sit-to-stand desk or a desk designed to integrate motion into your day.
How about a desk design that meets all of these needs?
We at TrekDesk brought the first affordable treadmill desk to the market 6 years ago. During that time we learned how our customer's needs have changed and those needs are now met in the features of this new offering.
The original TrekDesk, available now at TrekDesk.com, featured a large height adjustable desktop 6 feet wide and nearly 3 feet deep, as large as a standard executive desk! While our existing customers love it others just could not fit it into their living or office space. Also, despite its size customers had items they simply did not want on the desktop but wanted to keep in close proximity to their desk.
Many worked for companies that would not allow a treadmill desk in the office. We designed TrekDesk II so customers can evolve from a regular desk, to a standing desk, on to a sit-to-stand desk and (once they are ready) to a fully functioning motion desk without having to purchase multiple desks.
PRICING: TrekDesk II is as quick and easy to raise or lower as motorized adjustable desks currently on the market at prices in excess of $1,750 and up.
Not only is TrekDesk II less expensive but it offers more ergonomic features, desktop space, accessories, storage capacity and multifunctional capabilities. How do we do it? We design and manufacture this ourselves and sell directly to you.
By selling direct to the consumer we eliminate the middle man retail mark ups. MSRP for the TrekDesk II will be $879.00 plus shipping after this KickStarter offering, so we hope you can take advantage of our KickStarter offer levels.
TrekDesk II now offers more surface work/storage area than our original TrekDesk (or any other competitor desk) but within a much smaller footprint.
THE DESKTOP: Whether you require a regular desk, a standing desk, a sit-to-stand desk or a treadmill desk you deserve more than just a flat surface to place a laptop or monitor. TrekDesk II's proprietary design delivers what you need to stay organized and productive.
We experimented with a variety of desktop materials and textures for the best combination of strength and light weight properties available, along with traction control for mouse activities.
TrekDesk II’s desktop is comprised of a rigid, vacuum formed, heavy duty molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) with steel reinforcements and built-in productivity and ergonomic features.
The desktop design integrates the following features:
-two cup/utility holders, one on either side for drinks or office essentials like pens, pencils, paper clips, car keys, spare change, etc.
- a molded wrist wrest making typing easier, keeping your hands in the correct ergonomic position for less muscle strain during the day.
-an angled and embedded mobile phone/mini-tablet well which keeps your communications secure and in easy reach and vision.
-a manuscript/tablet display stand, incorporated with a swing arm, movable to either side of the desk allowing easy access and exact placement of an iPad, Kindle, tablet computer, magazine or manuscript.
- two cable management conduit caps to manage your cable connections more efficiently and keep the desktop clear of clutter.
-a steel reinforced plate underneath the backside of the desktop allows for convenient attachment of monitor mounts if so desired (though rarely needed).
-the desktop's center cut out area is designed to allow working while walking, unobstructed by the generous amount of below desktop storage area available.
-Desktop Dimensions: 36.84 inches deep by 47.84 inches in length.
DESKTOP COLOR: BLACK
BASE COLOR: SILVER
THE TREKDESK II BASE: What can we say? This desk is striking with its black on silver design.
We have designed two (2) fixed height aluminum lower shelves below the top desktop to hold large office equipment such as printers, scanners, multifunction machines, gaming equipment, office files and supplies.
Now everything you will need to stay productive is in easy reach and out of the way of the desktop, leaving you more room to spread out and work on a variety of projects. These shelves also contribute added stability and strength to the design and increase its weight bearing capacity exponentially. TrekDesk II is solid as a rock.
Raising and lowering the desk to your exact needs is now a breeze with our patent pending dual sided manual height adjustment system that lets you adjust the desk to your precise settings easily and quickly.
TrekDesk II now accommodates users that are 4 feet 6 inches tall to 6 feet 6 inches tall depending upon how they use the desk. In effect, TrekDesk II fits most people over the age of twelve up to an average NBA forward.
Manufactured from aeronautical grade aluminum, the base incorporates a sturdy foundation for the entire desk unit. The base design offers the option of using two (below desktop) shelving units in either of the following configurations:
a) As a seated desktop surface sufficient in size for normal desk activities, such as writing or working on a laptop. Located underneath the main standing desktop surface area (easily adjusted to your exact standing height) this fixed height desk surface area allows the TrekDesk II to be utilized as a sit-to-stand desk which would not require any adjustment during the day. Stand or sit at your leisure, all at your perfect ergonomic height settings. The second lower shelf is perfect for peripheral devices such as modems, scanners, printers, multifunction & gaming devices, supplies and storage.
b) As two lower shelves for peripheral devices such as modems, scanners, printers, multifunction & gaming devices, supplies and storage.
-The two fixed height lower levels of shelving are each 14” deep x 39” long.
a) The top shelf is fixed at a height of 30.5 inches from the floor and as previously mentioned could easily serve as a "chair height" seated level work surface with the desktop above adjusted to your standing height. When you are ready to add a treadmill, elliptical or stepper simply use the top shelf for large office equipment like printers, scanners or multifunction machines.
-The bottom shelf is fixed at a height of 18.5 inches from the floor and is a great place for supplies, surge protectors, peripheral devices, storage, wireless devices, modems, or a full range of gaming devices. TrekDesk II makes a great gamer's desk allowing you to stay in motion while you engage in hours of your favorite pastime.
BASE WEIGHT CAPACITY: The two levels of shelving incorporated into the base can support a tremendous amount of weight. The video below gives you an idea as to its strength and capacity.
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM: TrekDesk II's base incorporates an imbedded patent pending manual height adjustment mechanism located on both sides of the Base Supports (no assembly required) -adjusting easily and quickly via two crank handles.
Experimenting with both single and dual manual height adjustment mechanisms we chose the dual adjustment method to insure that you can achieve a 100% level desktop surface area even if your flooring area is not level. This also insures that you can set the desktop to the precise height that works best for your individual needs without meddling with footer adjustments.
-If you are sharing the desk it is easy for another user to adjust the height to their requirements. It is easy and fast to set the height of the desktop. The height adjustment mechanism takes the desktop from 36 inches to 54.5 inches with 5 rotations in under 4.5 seconds, much faster than motorized desktops and at a much lower price.
Standing Desk Configuration: Desk Area Adjustment Heights (Floor to Desktop): 36 inches to 54.5 inches
Sit-to-Stand Desk Configuration:Desk Area Adjustment Heights (Floor to Desktop): 30 inches to 54.5 inches
Treadmill Desk Configuration: Desk Area Adjustment Heights (Floor to Desktop): 36 inches to 54.5 inches (ellipticals, steppers also)
Fixed Height Top Shelf/Desk Surface to Floor: 30.5 inches
Fixed Height Botton Shelf to Floor: 18.5 inches
Depending upon the exercise apparatus used TrekDesk II will accommodate teenagers 4 feet six inches or taller or adults up to 6 feet 6 inches tall.
EASE of ASSEMBLY: It couldn't be any simpler. TrekDesk II comes with the only assembly tool you will need: a hex wrench. It's that simple. Assembly time should be approximately 30-45 minutes at the most for the base unit. The height adjustment component comes intact and pre-installed, and the desktop requires no assembly, just an attachment to the base.
Watch the video below to see a TrekDesk II assembly:
ADDING MOTION: Adding motion to your day is easy with the TrekDesk II via the sit-to-stand configuration or by adding steppers, ellipticals or treadmills.
-TrekDesk II’s base is 41 inches wide with an interior dimension of 39 inches across assuring that TrekDesk works even with commercial size treadmills if you decide to add one later.
-You can use ANY of the treadmills now designed specifically for treadmill desks or adapt an existing treadmill (some modification may be necessary depending on the model), elliptical or stepper for use with your Trekdesk II at a much lower cost than competing combination units.
-The lower cross brace of the base unit (underneath the bottom shelf) measures 15" (rear) to 17 inches (front) from the floor allowing clearance for a treadmill's incline to rise obstruction free.
Why is this important? Walking at increased inclines can increase the calorie expenditure of your walks on a treadmill by as much as 2x that of walking on a flat surface treadmill. It also provides a better stretch and less stress to your feet, back, hamstring and calf muscles, so this is a very valuable feature.
AESTHETICS: The TrekDesk II is visually stunning. Its aluminum base set against its black desktop incorporates an attractive design equally suited to either a corporate or home office setting.
TrekDesk II's desktop if fashioned from high grade HDPE with steel reinforced regions underneath. Its base unit and shelving utilizes aeronautical grade aluminum, assuring a lifetime of use and protection from the elements.
ERGONOMICS & FLEXIBILITY: TrekDesk II is a desk that fits your needs as they evolve and fits your individual ergonomic needs due to its flexible nature and adjustability.
-It can be used as a regular, stand alone, or sit-to-stand desk if you are not ready to add motion to your work day. Transition from a seated desk to a standing desk to a sit-to-stand desk to a treadmill desk whenever you are ready.
-It can be used for work tasks during the work day and later as a full blown gaming/entertainment desk as well.
-Combine it with an existing or modified multi-use home/commercial treadmill or a treadmill built specifically for work purposes. TrekDesk II also offers the user an opportunity to have a dual use opportunity with their treadmill if they would like to use it after work for exercise purposes.
-TrekDesk II can also be used with most ellipticals, mini- ellipticals and stepper machines as well. The decision is yours and if you change your mind TrekDesk II is ready to change with you.
CABLE MANAGEMENT: The two shelving units located below the desktop have 1.5" raised rear based lips that run the length of the shelves with conduit openings on the ends. These work perfectly to place surge protectors which connect to cabling from the two cable management conduit caps on the desktop and for peripheral devices below. This makes it easy to manage your cable connections more efficiently and keep the desktop and floor area clear of cable clutter.
HEALTH BENEFITS: Please visit www.trekdesk.com for a full list of health benefits, hundreds of customer testimonials and health studies touting the life changing opportunities offered by walking while working.
-The National Institutes of Health found the two main reasons most Americans do not exercise on a regular basis: lack of motivation and lack of time. TrekDesk II takes these daily obstacles out of the equation.
You may already be aware of the myriad of health risks affiliated with sitting in a chair all day. The health risks of sitting are now equated on the same level as those of smoking. If you want to learn more we summarize hundreds of health studies on www.trekdesk.com.
Now, a little about us.
We are very proud to have designed the very first affordable treadmill desk (the TrekDesk) in 2008 but are are even more proud of our company's contribution towards the growing international awareness of the severe health hazards of sedentary lifestyles.
As innovators yourselves I am sure you can appreciate the challenges TrekDesk has faced along the way. Originally viewed with extreme skepticism, TrekDesk has come a long way. Collaborating with our customers, universities across the nation, the press, entertainment and health industries, and our online Movement Revolution TrekDesk stirred debate internationally and helped place the concept of treadmill desks onto many nation's radar screens. As Walter (Heisenberg) White attests, "Science is Truth", and science has certainly been on the side of the TrekDesk.
You may have previously learned about TrekDesk from appearances on CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR or in many of the major US newspapers and magazines; or perhaps in appearances on television shows like Silicon Valley, The Good Wife, The Today Show or Weeds.
If you've missed us the video below is a sampling of some of the television coverage focusing on the benefits of walking while working generated by our original design: the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
TrekDesk is still the most popular, affordable treadmill desk on the market and attests to our commitment to total customer satisfaction. You don’t have to take our word for it. You can browse the reviews below or visit the TrekDesk website and read hundreds of actual customer testimonials.
MAKE AMERICA STRONGER: JOIN the MOVEMENT REVOLUTION: We consider every TrekDesk and TrekDesk II user as part of our team helping to educate others regarding the health benefits of walking and the health hazards of sedentary lifestyles. This is a grass roots movement growing from the individual examples of TrekDesk users and social media.
Joining the team is as simple as following TrekDesk on Facebook and on Twitter. There you can join a global community dedicated to spreading the health message of movement and committed to affecting real change in the health of the world. You might even win a FREE TrekDesk or TrekDesk II!
Thousands of users have joined our Movement Revolution, dedicated to spreading the word regarding the health hazards of sedentary lifestyles. TrekDesk's mission from its beginnings in 2007 has been to educate others regarding these health perils and to that end we have donated TrekDesks to universities all over the United States to further studies in "sedentary science".
QUALITY CONTROL: TrekDesk II will be thoroughly inspected, tested and packed, ensuring the highest measure of manufacturing quality, materials, and customer satisfaction.
SHIPPING : Shipping cost are separate from this offering to keep the KickStarter price as low as possible. Although you will receive both simultaneously, we will package the base unit and desktop separately. Shipping costs vary from state to state and will most likely originate in North Carolina. Exact manufacturing site still to be determined.
WARRANTY-TrekDesk prides itself on building long lasting, functional, easy to use products. In the six years we have been selling the original TrekDesk we have had only ONE warranty issue among the thousands that have been sold internationally. TrekDesk II is made with even more durable materials. We offer a 3 Year Limited Warranty on your TrekDesk II however it is built to last a lifetime.
RESEARCH: Want to learn more about the health benefits of walking while working? We have it broken down for you by category in our Health Research Section:
OUR MISSION: A growing movement in our society is recognizing that the dramatic shift in America's health cannot be solved politically or through a better health insurance plan.
Health is ultimately up to the individual and their choices regarding diet and exercise. While poor diets and lifestyle risks such as smoking have received considerable attention over the years the rising tide of inactivity and its impact on society has gone relatively unreported until recently. Now it is an established scientific fact that sitting causes severe health consequences that cannot be undone by a daily visit to the gym.
-In the 1960's only 13% of the nation's adult population was overweight. Today that percentage is approaching 70% with half of those adults categorized as clinically obese.
-According to the University of Tennessee the average American walks 5,000 steps per day (2.5 miles), half the recommended mimimum amount suggested by the U.S. Surgeon General. This lack of activity trend exists in every developed nation in the world and holds dire health consequences not just for America but for the rest of the world as well.
-TrekDesk's mission is to educate individuals to take personal control of their health and to recognize the health hazards of sedentary lifestyles and the miraculously curative powers of walking.
"Once someone understands that staying in motion during the day combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle will increase their lifespan, boost their mood and productivity, substantially decrease their risk of disease (regardless of their current weight), a transformation occurs that is wonderful to observe. We want to make sure that everyone has the information available to them to make the right choices regardless of whether they use a TrekDesk or not." - Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
Risks and challenges
This is not the first time we have successfully designed, manufactured and shipped a product. We encourage you to review our outstanding customer testimonials for the original TrekDesk at www.trekdesk.com. We have already identified all of our material suppliers and are ready to begin the necessary tooling to produce TrekDesk II. Our engineering, quality control, logistics and implementation teams are in place awaiting KickStarter funding. Once we have your backing we are ready to roll and produce an industry changing product! Thank you for your time and consideration.
The production timeline will be as follows:
Final Tooling Production & Approval: 30 days
Order of Materials: Coincide w/tooling
Manufacture of KickStarter Units: 30 days
Quality Control: 14 days
Assembly, Packaging: 14 days
Shipping to Warehouse: 14 days
Order Processing & Domestic Shipping: 10 days
Total Time: 16 weeks
This is a little difficult to pinpoint exactly because we have not yet awarded a factory for manufacturing. We expect the cost of shipping to range between $99 to $150 in the contiguous United States. The price could be lowered depending upon units ordered and our ability to achieve shipping discounts.
Taxes will be added ONLY for Arizona residents - 5.6%.
- (40 days)